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In a major setback to Pakistan, young pacer Hasan Ali got his groin injured while fielding in the first innings of the three-day practice match in Montego Bay against the President XI, thus creating doubt over his presence in the upcoming three-match Test series against the West Indies.
As per the information released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) late on Monday night, Hasan will undergo rehabilitation to get fit for the series opener scheduled for April 21-25 in Kingston, Jamaica.
"On clinical assessment there is strain to one of his adductor muscles.
He will undergo progressive rehabilitation to regain strength in the groin. Currently, we are confident that he will recover in time to be able to play in the Test series against West Indies," the Dawn quoted a statement from the PCB as saying on Hasan's injury.
"We will continue review his situation as he progresses through rehabilitation stages and give an update later when we are satisfied with his successful recovery or progress," it added.
The 23-year-old, who is yet to make his Test debut, has so far played 16 ODIs and seven T20Is in which he has scalped 29 and 10 wickets respectively.
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